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If a child writes on her hand will she get ink poisoning and vomit? Her hand is red and she's vomiting. She doesn't have fever or the poops.

If a child writes on her hand will she get ink poisoning and vomit? Her hand is red and she's vomiting. She doesn't have fever or the poops.

No: No, she will not get ink poisoning. That's a bit of an "old wives' tale". That said, if she's irritated her hand, it may be a little red. I highly doubt the vomiting has anything to do with it, and is likely another issue. If that persists, i'd get her evaluated.

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My baby daughter put marker in her mouth and has ink in her mouth. Is there any marker ink that's toxic nowadays?

My baby daughter put marker in her mouth and has ink in her mouth. Is there any marker ink that's toxic nowadays?

Yup: Missed the marker when you were baby-proofing the home, huh? This time do a loving, complete job; I'm busy. (bet u don't forget).

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My 9-month-old ate a small piece of paper (printer paper with black ink) before I could catch her. Should I be concerned?

My 9-month-old ate a small piece of paper (printer paper with black ink) before I could catch her. Should I be concerned?

Not to worry: A small amount of paper with ink will likely not cause the least bit of harm. Have you baby proofed yet? :)

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My toddler just pooped black almost muddy poop. My husband said it looks like she ate ink or dirt.

My toddler just pooped black almost muddy poop. My husband said it looks like she ate ink or dirt.

Black stools should: B checked for blood. Take a specimen in for testing. Other things that cause dark stools are peptobismal, spinich, beets. Risks for blood in stool are prolonged use of Advil (ibuprofen).Motrin, Aspirin or other similar drugs, history of gastritis or bleeding/clotting disorders.All the best.

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I've been vomiting black dots not even the size of an ink drop and there's not a lot it's mixed with stomach acid and mucus I ate a Kit Kat and had so?

I've been vomiting black dots not even the size of an ink drop and there's not a lot it's mixed with stomach acid and mucus I ate a Kit Kat and had so?

Monitor: If I understood correctly, you ate the kit kat then vomited the black dots. Those are probably traces of food (in your case, kit kat). The question is why are you vomiting in the first place. I don't know your medical history so if the vomiting persists, check with your pcp or call 911 in case of an emergency.

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Stabbed by a pen, ink under skin, should I be concerned?

Stabbed by a pen, ink under skin, should I be concerned?

Unlikely: Some inks can cause a permanent mark which could be removed if it is on an obvious or embarrasing place. Many inks are water soluble and so the spot will fade. Infection is quite unlikey but be diligent and seek help if there is local redness or pain after a day or two.

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How would I know if I have ink poisoning?

How would I know if I have ink poisoning?

I'll bet you don't: If you are compulsively drinking fountain pen ink, more than an ounce at a time, you might get sick from it. You should get with somebody who can help you with this compulsion -- your personal physician has heard much stranger and won't think the less of you. If somebody told you to stop writing note to yourself on your hand, stop worrying, it won't make you sick.

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Can you be allergic to the ink in tattoos?

Can you be allergic to the ink in tattoos?

Yes: Some people are sensitive to the ink in tatoos....You can also develop severe infections from the ink. Check out this link. Good luck. Http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1124433-overview.

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My skin is reacting to pen ink. Could it be an allergy?

My skin is reacting to pen ink. Could it be an allergy?

Possibly: Given your history you could be suffering from irritant or allergic contact dermatitis. Contact allergens may be found at home or in the workplace and may include metals, glues, plastics, rubber, fragrances, topical antibiotics, preservatives, and chemicals used in hair-care and cosmetic products. Suggest avoidance of pen ink on skin if possible. See Allergist for further workup.

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I have a squid ink allergy. Was curious as to what the ink contains that I could be allergic to?

I have a squid ink allergy. Was curious as to what the ink contains that I could be allergic to?

Mollusk: Squid is considered a mollusk (oyster, clam, abalone etc) although a free-ranging one. Its ink contains proteins which can sensitize people just like clams or oysters do.

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What to do about tattoo inks and allergies?

What to do about tattoo inks and allergies?

Need more info: You don't tell me what allergies you suffer from. Several tattoo inks can cause skin allergies that present themselves as redness, oozing and itching an can be quite severe. If you have a problem with a tattoo, see an allergist or dermatologist for proper evaluation and treatment. Sometimes the only effective treatment is removal.

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Is ink in pens toxic?

Is ink in pens toxic?

Probably not in U.S.: Most pen ink in the U.S. Is called non-toxic, because it is well known that kids put pens in their mouths. However, to be safe, one should buy pens marked non-toxic, or check the manufacturer's website. Better yet, don't put things into the mouth (except food/drink).

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Can eating ink kill you?

Can eating ink kill you?

Depends: Depends on how much I guess but why would you even eat ink except by accident. Now could it kill you....I guess anything can kill you in "Costco" or bulk amounts. No worries. Connect with my Virtual Practice on Healthtap for any dental questions with my special keycode: DFWMCQ! Securely video or text chat by virtual appointment. Http://htap. Us/28qexs

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What do you suggest if my skin is reacting to pen ink!?

What do you suggest if my skin is reacting to pen ink!?

What type of: Reaction? Are you writing on yourself or did you spill ink on your skin? May wish to clarify but in meantime would avoiding writing on yourself.

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Can you tell me could I get tetanus from a pen ink in my wound?

Can you tell me could I get tetanus from a pen ink in my wound?

No: You get tetanus when a wound is infected by tetanus germs that make a toxin. Tetanus spores are widely distributed in nature, more often found in soil, but also in other areas. A pen ink would not carry tetanus spores, yet a wound created by a puncture wound (from a pen) could be contaminated from another source.

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Can sharpie ink on my arm cause a migraine?

Can sharpie ink on my arm cause a migraine?

No: Migraine is a complicated problem and can be triggered by lots of things that include certain foods, wine, perfumes, stress, and sleep deprivation. However Sharpie Ink on your skin is very unlikely to be a problem. Seek medical evaluation for migraines; there are a lot of treatment and preventive options.

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